How To Delete Google Search and Chrome Browser History? – POFTUT

How To Delete Google Search and Chrome Browser History?

Google is the center of our lives. Google tracks our location, behaviors, friends, calls, web activity, etc. Google Chrome is the most popular browser currently with 80% of the browser market share.

Google Search History

Google is actually a big data company where it stores a lot of user data. These data vary from Web & App Activity to Location History, Voice & Audio Activity to YouTube Search History. Google Search History is enabled by default which means all Google Search activity will be stored by Google. This data is used by Google for different purposes like Faster Search, Better Recommendations, More Personalized Experiences in different Google Services like Maps, Search, etc.

Google Search History

Google Search History

Delete Specific Time Google Search History

We will navigate to the following URL with our Google user logged in. This page provides the Web&App Activity which also includes Google Search.

https://myactivity.google.com/item?restrict=waa&utm_source=udc&utm_medium=r&authuser=1

We will see a screen like this which provides our current Google search and configuration about them.

We can delete all Google Search Activity by clicking the trash icon which will delete given time periods like a single day or a week. In the following screenshot, we will delete Today Google Search history.

Delete All Google Search History

We can also delete all Google Search History. First, we will click to the right corner Delete Activity By like below.

We will see the following Delete by Topic or Product page. We will set Delete by date to All time. We will also change the product to the SEarch. Then we can click to the Delete like below.

Delete All Google Search History

Delete All Google Search History

We will see the following confirmation screen which simply informs that deletion of the search may affect Google service quality. We will simply click to the Ok

Google :Search Before Deletion

Google Search Before Deletion

Following screen the last warning about deletion where we will click to the Delete crucially.

Delete All Of Your Search Activity Confirmation

Delete All Of Your Search Activity Confirmation

Automatically Delete Google Search History After 3 or 18 Months

We can also delete Google Search History automatically after the specified time. We have two options where we can delete after 3 months or 18 months. First, we will click to the Choose to delete automatically like below.

Automatically Delete Google Search History

Automatically Delete Google Search History

In this example, we will select  Keep for 3 months options where Google Search History logs which are older than 3 months will be deleted. Then we will click to the Next.

Automatically Delete Google Search History After 3 or 18 Months

Automatically Delete Google Search History After 3 or 18 Months

We will see the following screen which simply informs that given google search history is older than 3 months and will be deleted after Confirm.

Confirm Automatic Delete

Confirm Automatic Delete

And then we will see the following screen which simply shows that Preference saved.

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Disable Google Search History

From the Web&App Activity page we will click to the pen in order to edit or disable Google Search History.

We will see the following screen where it may see that Web&App Activity is enabled. In order to disable Google Search History completely, we will click to this slider which will turn off.

Disable Google Search History Completely

Disable Google Search History Completely

We will see following confirmation where the account name and some information is provided. We will simply click to the Pause to the bottom right corner.

We can check and see that Google Search History is disabled from the following Activity Controls page.

Google Browser History

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser currently. As a browser, the user visits are stored in Google Chrome for future use which is done by other browsers like Firefox, Opera, Windows Edge. We can access Google Chrome History with the chrome://history address or CTRL+H keyboard shortcut.

Google Browser History

Google Browser History

Delete Specific Google Chrome History

 

Delete All Google Chrome History

In order to delete all Google Chrome History, we will click the left side Clear Browsing Data button which will open a screen.

Delete All Google Chrome History

Delete All Google Chrome History

In the following screen, we can set some configuration while deleting the Google Chrome History. From time range we will select All time. Also, we can select another time range. Then we will click to the Clear Data from the bottom.

Delete All Google Chrome History

Delete All Google Chrome History

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